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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

New Report: Massachusetts’ Commitment to Electric Cars Can Make a Major Dent in Pollution

The report, “Driving Cleaner: More Electric Vehicles Mean Less Pollution,” shows that electric vehicles could prevent more than a million metric tons of climate-changing carbon pollution annually in the United States by 2025.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Driving Cleaner

By 2025, widespread use of electric vehicles, coupled with a cleaner electricity grid, could reduce global warming pollution by 18.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, compared to conventional vehicles. The Driving Cleaner Electric Vehicle report examines the truth about electric vehicles and all of the statistics associated with them.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Wasting our Waterways

Today, Environment Massachusetts released a new report documenting the total amount of toxic chemicals released by industrial facilities into Massachusetts’ rivers, lakes, and streams, as ranked by watershed, type of pollution and polluter.

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EPA proposes first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants

On June 2nd, 2014, the EPA took a stand to combat global climate change, by proposing the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the single largest source of global warming pollution in the United States.

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Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across America—increasing 200-fold in the United States since 2002 — and major cities are helping to lead this clean energy revolution. Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution shows that cities from every region of the U.S. are driving solar development with strong public policies, reaping important benefits for the environment, public health, and the economy. By building local solar power, cities can keep more of their energy budget at home and create good local jobs.

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